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Administrative Law

The Office of Administrative Law is responsible for providing final decisions in administrative appeals to the agency. The primary responsibility of the Office of Administrative Law is to review the proposed decisions of administrative law judges of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs' Michigan Administrative Hearing System in cases involving the Department of Education. These cases include appeals to the State Tenure Commission in teacher tenure matters; appeals to the Superintendent of Public Instruction in cases involving property transfers, educator certification revocations and denials, and pupil membership audits; and other complaint and compliance matters. Failure to provide these services would result in the denial of statutory due process rights.

Due to current concerns with Covid-19, all filings must be submitted by email to the email addresses listed below. 

Contact information for teacher tenure cases is:

State Tenure Commission
608 W. Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-241-6986
Fax: 517-241-6987
Email: MDE-AdminLaw@michigan.gov

Contact information for cases involving the Superintendent of Public Instruction is:

Superintendent of Public Instruction
608 W. Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-241-6986
Fax: 517-241-6987
Email: MDE-SuperintendentAppeals@michigan.gov

Decisions
Click here for decisions of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in cases involving educator certification, property transfer, certification penalty, child and adult food care, and audit; decisions of the State Tenure Commission' and decisions of administrative law judges in teacher tenure cases.